Xerocytosis with concomitant intrauterine ascites: first description and therapeutic approach.


Xerocytosis is a rare, autosomal dominant-inherited membrane defect of the erythrocytes with an increased osmotic resistance and a reduced intracellular potassium concentration. It was first described by Glader in 1974.' Affected individuals show mild anemia and reticulocytosis. About 20 cases have thus far been described in the world literature. In most… (More)


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